VMware Cloud Director – A New Day.

I look back at the (short) time I’ve been at VMware and still fascinated by how technology evolves. VMware vCloud Director has been near and dear to my heart throughout this journey, for better or worse.

Today we announce VMware Cloud Director Service at VMworld Europe. I’ve been testing Cloud Director Service (CDS) and stoked I can finally discuss it in public. My man Ari Paul wrote about our other awesome announcements for VMware Cloud Providers here.

It’s pretty amazing to see Pat on stage discussing Cloud Director Service –

Before we get started, I wrote a blog post in April of 2018, stating the following –

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Kubernetes with VMware Cloud Director and Nirmata

Over the past few weeks, I have been evaluating Nirmata with my esteemed peer, Joe Mann. From my purview, Nirmata provides an “easy” way for Kubernetes management. More importantly, they have written a UI plugin for VMware Cloud Director (VCD) that calls upon the Container Service Extension (CSE).

In this blog post, I’d like to summarize some of the unique functionality and my experience with Nirmata, CSE, and VCD. I believe this is extremely relevant for Cloud Providers and consumers of VCD.

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vCD 10.0 Multi-Site Pairing Guide with Postman

In this post, I’m going to go through how to pair two brand new VMware vCloud Director (vCD) 10.0 instances using Postman. For this lab environment, I am using the generally available virtual appliances.

First, I wanted to call out a few things from Steve Dockar

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VMware vCloud Director 10.0 – Upgrade and Migration Logic Diagram

As discussed previously in my What’s New with VMware vCloud Director 10.0 Series (Part 1 and Part 2), I was working on a diagram that reviews how the VMware vCloud Director 10.0 upgrade and migration workflow.

I used MindNode to complete this diagram. The diagram reviews if you choose to stay on the Linux and External PostgreSQL (PgSQL) path or consume the multi-faceted vCloud Director appliance.

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